I first developed an interest in food and movement as vehicles
for better health after I graduated from college in 2009.
I was training for my first half marathon when the owner of the
engineering firm I was working for asked me to lead a
health class once a week for my co-workers.
I was healthy, but I didn't particularly know why.
I studied engineering, I wasn't exactly qualified for the task;
I had to research extensively.
I learned about using nutrition and movement to heal the body.
I still wasn't ready for yoga...
I had always been drawn to
more aggressive competitive sports.
I started soccer and snowboarding when I was eight.
I ran a full marathon and many half marathons.
I used to lift weights and considered competing.
Quiet, slow yoga never appealed to me.
It wasn't fast enough… It wasn't hard enough…
It was boring!
My move to Colorado
instigated a rapid shift in my life.
I discovered what it was like to be conscious
and live with purpose and passion.
I discovered teachers who made me think;
made me reflect; made me question;
teachers who touched my soul a while kicking my ass.
I discovered how nice it was to be with my thoughts and in my body;
how awesome it was to feel my body in slow motion,
pain and pleasure.
I've completely changed my life path multiple times.
I had been setting my self up for success based on
someone else's standards.
After my most recent shift, I sought refuge in yoga.
I needed some space to be gentle, time to reflect.
More over, I wanted to learn a skill I could share,
a desire inspired greatly by the Burner Community.
I found I got more than I bargained for…
With the guidance of Christen Bakken and Katy Rowe at The River, yoga broke me open.
It was tough; it was healing; it was empowering; it was liberating.
My mission is to provide a space for my yogis to lighten their load.
Provide a space for us to show love to each other and ourselves.
I hope to provide a safe place for us to explore and push ourselves and grow.
Share the lightness, heal ourselves and heal each other.